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Thursday 23 July 2020

Nioxin Thinning Hair Treatment

Hello my lovelies!

In my last post I talked about taking care of my appearance post lockdown and one landmark event was having my hair cut after four months in Covid-induced Isolation.

Fortunately something I did address in lockdown was my thinning hair.

My cousin recommended a treatment for thinning hair.
So I bought myself a starter kit and got with the programme last November..

Of course I took before shots.

The fringe is thin as it's the front and top that’s noticeably thinning. 

I tried a comb over side fringe but it was clear that it wasn’t a winning solution as it’s robbing Peter to pay Paul  eh. 

Looking at these pics I realise now that I should have taken a top of head shot.  Oops

The treatment comprises of a shampoo, conditioner and a scalp and root treatment that’s massaged on after the hair has been towel dried.


When I had a Christmas meal with my cousin a month after starting the treatment she noticed tufts of new hair has already come through and yes, I could see that too! 

Look closely.  Fine strands had appeared in the thinning area. 

Then they grew longer. 

And integrated into the hair eventually.  
I can feel the shorter hairs at the top of my head now but it’s nigh on impossible to demonstrate the growth in pictures, so you will have to trust me on this one. 

 Anyway my cousin said that had happened to her too (and her partner started calling her Tufty!)  
So it seemed to be working.   Even now I can feel the shorter hair strands, much longer now of course 

What I’d also noticed as clearer evidence was the reduced amount of hair on my brush.   I comb loose hair off my paddle brush weekly.  I used to comb off a chunk of hair the size and density of a rather corpulent hamster.   Now it’s a wispy clump.  This pic was taken soon after using the treatment.  
I now comb off an even lesser amount of hair, so that is my ongoing evidence that this product is working for me.

And this is where we are now.  The tufty strands have now integrated and are currently about 4-5 inches long. 
It's difficult to gauge whether my hair is thickening with the new hair, but my yardstick is my hairbrush and reduced hair loss has got be a good thing!
NB: this pic is a -straight from the hairdresser thrice-washed- pic with no volumising products added, which I frequently use.

The starter kit is available on Amazon, but first you need to find out what type of treatment you need.

So if you’re interested in this product, follow the link  


to complete the questionnaire to find out which product suits your hair type.

It's possible that this treatment may not work for everyone but it worked for my cousin.  It worked for me.
My hair brush says it all!

Toni and Guy salons stock the Nioxin range and it’s available on Amazon (link below).
All three products are needed, you only apply a small amount each time, and they last for simply ages.
And on that point I must add that since I've been using Nioxin my hair has stayed cleaner and fresher for longer, so I now wash every 4 days.

I hope this post has made some sense, as it's difficult to prove growing hair!
If you do try Nioxin, please let me know how it goes eh.
In fact a blogger I know has started using it so I’ll found out how things have gone for her.

Is thinning hair something that’s happening to you?

A la perchoine,

This product has been effective for me personally. In writing this post I am not guaranteeing its efficacy for all.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I have noticed small "bald spots" appearing and do a lot of backcombing to try to cover them. I shall take a look straight away!
    Do you blow dry and use other products after applying the Nioxin?

    1. It's a common issue as we age eh Jay, and I can empathise with the backcoming thing. I blow dry, but in summer I try to air dry it and just blow dry briefly to "style" it. I use volumising mousse after the Nioxin scalp treatment and a texture spray on one or maybe two days in between. Occasionally I use a dry shampoo on the fourth day if I need some volume. So really using Nioxin doesn't stop it being business as usual with hair products.
      Good luck!
      Hugs, x.

  2. This sounds interesting. Of course, my hair has become thinner too. I just looked into it. Do you use the trail size.How often do you have to restock?

    1. I've often thought you and I have similar hair texture Terri. I'm still using starter kit size though I think it works out slightly cheaper to buy the larger sizes individually. I've just bought my third starter pack last week, which prompted me to finish this post I'd started drafting some months ago! So, I'm just into my third pack in eight months so the pack lasts about three months (you don't need to apply much). During lockdown I was running low so I alternated with regular shampoo and conditioner and I've kept to that for the moment, having given my hair a solid six months or so with the treatment. I'm monitoring my hairbrush for hair loss whilst I do this and will go back to regular use after the summer. Hope this helps!!
      Hugs, x.

  3. Always interested to know if these products work, and you hardly ever see any decent reviews. My mum suffers from thinning hair, I don't yet, so will recommend this to her. Thanks for the review Mary.

    1. Well you know I wouldn't post anything I didn't practically have faith in eh Gail. I don't know if it works for everyone and it's difficult to see/assess the results other than with the hairbrush test. But my rather limited sampling of two, me and cuz, is 100% subtle success!
      Please keep me posted on your mum's progress.
      Hugs, x.